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A summer camp that brings generations together for three days of fun and wonder on the campus of Central Michigan University!

Tuesday, June 21 – Thursday, June 23, 2022

Explore the beautiful campus of Central Michigan University and experience life as a CMU Chippewa in the residential halls with your grandchildren. Enjoy hands-on educational sessions conducted by faculty, staff and community members. Engage in conversations and make memories you’ll never forget.

There is something for everyone! Grandparents and grandchildren (ages 8 – 12) can customize their experience by giving preference to classes that fit your interests.

Registration Costs:
Early Bird Rate: Register before March 31, 2022
$180 | Adult
$160 | Child

Regular Rate: Register between April 1, 2022 - May 30, 2022
$210 | Adult
$190 | Child

Registration per person includes

  • Housing (Tuesday & Wednesday Night)
  • Meals (Starting with dinner on Tuesday, ending at breakfast on Thursday)
  • Access to 5 hands-on learning sessions
  • Evening activities
  • Signature T-shirt
  • Entrance into the closing raffle

Class Selections:

Class preference will be based upon the date registration is received. Hurry – the sooner you register, the higher your preference! Once registered, you will receive an e-mail in May with a list of classes that are being offered. You will then rank your top choices and be placed according to availability.

Here is a sample of past class offerings:

  • Egg Drop Competition
  • Backstage at Bush Theater
  • Behind the Scenes of CMU Public Television
  • Summer Cooking for Kids
  • One Room School House
  • Inside CMU Chippewas Football

Class times and topics are subject to change without notice.

Special evening events will be offered to all participants. Events may include swimming at the Student Activity Center, Movies, and Games!

Additional Information:
Important: Grandparents U is funded by the registration fees paid by the participants. If the minimum number of registrants is not reached by April 30, 2022, the event will be cancelled, and refunds will be provided.

Cancellation Policy: If individuals need to cancel, a request for a refund must be made in writing and received no later than 5:00 p.m. May 13, 2022. No refunds will be issued after this date.

Choice of classes/availability: Some classes are limited in size due to facilities and equipment availability. Participants will be notified at check-in of their class assignments. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Every effort will be made to assign participants to the classes of their choice: however, we cannot guarantee placement within a particular class. All classes are conducted by CMU faculty, staff and community members who are volunteering their time. In rare circumstances it may be necessary to change or cancel a class.

Adult/Child Attendance: Children must be accompanied by an adult, at all times. No more than two children may be accompanied by one adult, and no more than two adults may accompany one child. If two children attend with one adult, they must attend the same classes. If two children attend with two adults: each adult/child pair may attend different classes.

Housing: Due to scheduled maintenance in the Residence Halls, air-conditioned rooms are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. After all air-conditioned rooms are reserved, participants will be placed in non-air-conditioned housing within the same complex.

The term Grandparents University® is a registered trademark origination at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is used with permission.